A HIGHLIGHT of the annual general meeting of the Valla Beach brigade of the Rural Fire Service was the presentation of a long service award. Brigade member Patrick Gilliland received a 10-year long service medal.
In his captain’s report, Graham Bartlett noted it had been a fairly quiet year for the brigade, with nine callouts, plus two out-of-area deployment requests. Of the latter, one was to the Section 44 category blaze near the highway service centre at south Kempsey, while the other was to Lismore to provide flood relief.
Elected at the AGM included: Captain: Graham Bartlett, senior deputy Nick McCudden, deputy captains Bob Barber and Anna Atkinson. The brigade now also has a second truck, Support Delta, a Cat 7.